Windows Server 2012 is a server operating system from Microsoft. It went RTM on August 1st of 2012, and to general release on September 4, 2012. Like its predecessor, Server 2008 R2, it is only available in 64 bit versions. It contains many substantial changes over it predecessor, and ...

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Google Cloud Print Fails - Finding Logs?

Recently we've been seeing Google Cloud Print Service fail to print on Xerox printers. We're relatively sure it's a Drivers issue. When attempting to Print to a Xerox printer, the Cloud Print portal ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center - resize membership part

User can be a member of 3 groups at most to be visible in ADAC without scrolling. But in reality, users are members of 5, 10 even 20 groups. We have to scroll the "member of" list to check the ...
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Azure backup folder exclusion

I tried to find a way to do it, but I am not sure if it's possible or not. Using Recovery services on Azure, I installed the Microsoft Azure Backup Agent on an IIS server. We have multiple websites ...
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IIS 8.5 forces incorrect Content-Length header

We have a application that generates PDF files dynamically and forces a download of a the file. This code was working without issue on a Windows Server 2008. From what I can tell it appears that IIS ...
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Error connecting to MS SQL from one server but not the other

We got a MS SQL server and two web site servers. I'm in the process of moving all the sites from one of the web site servers to the new one. My asp.net sites are not able to connect to the external ...
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SQL Server 2012 Connection Timeout Expired

I am running MS-SQL Server on Windows Server 2012. From time to time I get this Exception: Server Exception : System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Connection Timeout Expired. The ...
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Branch office & DNS

We've got a branch office with no on-site services at the moment and we'd like to change that. The biggest goal is to setup some file servers but faster log ons and DNS resolutions will be welcome as ...
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Getting “Local Security Authority cannot be contacted” error message when logonHours restricted

I'm trying to define logonHours for Remote Desktop users on Windows Server 2012; Network Level Authentication is required for remote connections. When an account with restricted logonHours (defined in ...
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Restrict access to RD Gateway based on IP

I'm trying to restrict who can access our RD Gateway based on both their group membership and IP address (so people in group A can only access the system from IP address X). The Network Policy Server ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Hyper-V - iSCSI SAN - All Hyper-V Guests stops responding and extensive disk read/write

We have a problem with one of our deployments of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V with a 2 node cluster connected to a iSCSI SAN. Our Problem Our problem is that for some reason all of the VMs stops ...
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Windows Server - Protect websites with AD user

My question is a bit tricky to explain :) We have ASP.NET websites running on Windows Server 2012. Some websites use SqlServer authentication, others use Windows authentication, some don't have any ...
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Exchange 2013 unable to receive mail from internet and internally after installing Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012

After checking on https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/ i am getting the error The server returned status code 451 - Error in processing. The server response was: 4.7.0 Temporary server error. ...
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Connect to encrypted Windows 2012 samba share on Linux

I have a Windows 2012 samba share set up. When I right click on the share, go to properties, then settings, I have the box checked marked "Encrypt data access" When this box is checked, I cannot ...
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Why changes to a windows service configuration is not persisted before/after reboot

I tried to make sensu-client to have a dependency on the RPCSS. It is because if sensu-client starts too early, it cannot connect to the target rabbitmq server. It is probably because the network ...
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Deploying Server 2012 with DNS role using WDS and answer file

I want to deploy an image using WDS on Server 2012. I will be using an answer file for unattended installation with little touch as possible. My answer file works great but I can't get the auto-logon ...
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How to use Server 2012 WDS advanced multicast features?

First, can I be clear that I already know how to multicast, and using that without a problem. What I would like to know is... how to use the "Improved Multicast Features" that are new for Server 2012 ...
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LLDP in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

How do i make LLDP in Windows 2012 R2/Windows 8.1 give me some useful info, like, let's say ComputerName. From my Cisco Catalyst switch, LLDP neighbor is a Windows 8.1 box: SWITCH# show lldp neigh ...
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Server 2012 keeps booting to the blue “Choose an Option” screen

After enabling Hyper-V, my server restarted and now insists on starting to the blue "Choose an Option" page with the options "Continue: Exit and continue to Windows Server 2012 Datacenter" ...
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query remote windows 2012 servers to see if they're in waiting for a reboot status after applying windows updates

Is there a way, using powershell or otherwise, to query a remote computer and see if it has had windows updates applied and is in waiting to reboot state? Any additional information would be useful ...
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MSDTC is unavailable, but only in one direction?

I have DTC enabled on 2 servers - a web server, and a database server. There are a few places in our web applications where we need to use DTC (via a TransactionScope) to manage transactions ...
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How to enable disk cache again after enabling iSCSI in Windows Server 2012?

I create an iSCSI Virtual Disk and a corresponding target. This enables the cache bypass flag on the volume. After I remove the iSCSI disk, the flag doesn't get reset. Anyone can help me to reset ...
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Initial Deployment-MDT+WDS

So I've been attempting to use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Windows Deployment Services to deploy images on a client. The deployment server is running Server 2012 and is both the Domain ...
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Mac 10.9 Server + Windows Foundation 2012 Server + VPNing in = Is it possible?

I need to be able to connect to both a Mac 10.9 server and a Windows Foundation 2012 Server at the same time through a single VPN login... Alright so here's the skinny on the setup. Running OSX ...
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Cannot access a shared folder on windows server 2012 R2 from a 2008 R2 machine

I have setup a simple shared folder on my windows 2012 R2 machine (Azure). It's not on a domain but I can connect to it from both windows 8 and another server 2012 machine without any problems. When ...
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Remote Apps Not Showing

I am trying to get RD Web Access working. Installed the following Roles all on a server: Remote Desktop Session Host Remote Desktop Licensing Remote Desktop Connection Broker Remote Desktop Web ...
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Windows server 2012 standard activation fails with 0x80072EE2

I am facing a weird problem trying to activate a virtual server running windows server 2012 standard edition: in the end it ends up with 0x80072EE2 error (which should be a timeout). The key is ...
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Windows Server 2012 hangs on splash screen during boot

I have a windows server 2012 box that I've rebooted a number of times without issue, but yesterday I reboot to remove a DNS role and now it hangs on the splash screen with the windows logo and the ...
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Hyper-V 2012 host caching half the RAM

We have a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host that has 32 GB of RAM running two Server 2012 VM's. The machines have dynamic memory enabled, but combined are only using 17 - 17.5 GB. We received an alert ...
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Server Manager 2012 - FileServer.events.xml cannot be enumerated

I've got server manager running on my Windows 8 PC and it worked fine up till now. When trying to refresh a certain machine running server 2012 I'm getting the warning: Cannot get event data In ...
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Windows Server 2012 Shares vs. Windows Explorer Sharing

When I use the server manager in WS2012 and create a new share, point it at a folder and give everybody permission to read, it works very strangely: From a client computer, I can access the server in ...
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Apache hanging on Windows Server 2012

I configured Apache/PHP on a Windows 2012 server and everything runs smoothly for a few hours then Apache hangs and my website is not responsive. I did find this entry in my Apache error log: ...
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Trying to boot a diskless server to Windows 2012 using iSCSI and Differencing VHDs

We are in the middle of a big VMware to Hyper-V migration at the moment. Part of this process is going to be changing some of our existing ESXi servers to Hyper-V. These ESXi servers don't have hard ...
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Windows 2012 Webdeploy 3.0 does not allow to deploy to d: drive

I started brand new Windows 2012 with IIS 8 and Webdeploy 3.0 installed. I could connect to it using VS 2012 to publish my application using Webdeploy method (test connection at VS). But, here comes a ...
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remote desktop on windows server 2012 issue

i installed windows server 2012 on my computer but when i connect to it remotely i can conncet and use it for 2 or 3 minutes and after 2 or 3 minutes it hangs and i have to connect to it again. i ...
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Windows Roaming Profile Reverting to Local Profile

I'm trying to set up roaming profiles within a Windows Server 2012 domain. Here is what I did: I created a shared folder, which I am able to access at \\dc1\profile when logged in as the roaming ...
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Powershell 3.0 Enter-PSSession fails randomly, reboot solves it. DCOM error in Event Viewer on target machine

Using PowerShell's Enter-PSSession (even locally, against the local computer) fails randomly with the following message. Running Windows 2012 Standard with all updates. The error message takes a while ...
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Why does IKEv2 fail on Windows 8 and Android strongSwan, but not on Windows 7?

I'm trying to allow Windows and Android clients to connect through a VPN to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials machine. The VPN works fine over SSTP, but for performance reasons, I want to move to ...
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Windows Server 2012 is writing 1 megabyte .LOG file in windows\system32\dhcp every few seconds

I have a Windows Server 2012 system that is running a DHCP server. Attempting to stop the service took over 1 hour to complete. It was writing gigabytes of .LOG files to C:\Windows\System32\dhcp ...
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Connecting to Server 2012 Client VDI from Linux based Thin Clients

Currently we have set up a test VDI environment that hosts several Windows 7 client computers. We are using the "Personal" desktop option and everything seems to be running fine except... The only ...
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NERR_DCNotFound when attempting to join Windows Server 2010 domain using PBIS

I have a RHEL 6.3 Amazon Web Service instance I'm trying to join to a Windows Server 2012 AD domain through PowerBroker Identity Services Open (ie: not enterprise). The Server 2012 instance is in the ...
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hyper-v 2012 forward all packets to a virtual NIC (promiscuous/hub mode)

I have read from numerous sources that Hyper-V 2012 does not allow all packets from a physical NIC to be forwarded to a virtual machine. My situation is described in the pic below where I want all ...
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NAT not working after enabling DirectAccess

following test setup is given: server1 - 1 network card connected to internal network (10.0.0.2/24) + gateway 10.0.0.1 server2 - 2 network cards (1. connected to internal network (10.0.0.1/24) / 2. ...
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PostgreSQL - Invalid byte sequence for encoding “UTF8”: 0xe7 0x75 0x20

Here is the problem : Everything worked fine with my postgresql system until I decided to click on the "rotate logs" button in the server status tab (from pgAdmin). After that, I faced this issue, ...
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PPP Adapter answer instead of local NIC

I have set up our DC as a RAS server. I am now aware that this it not a recommended thing to do, but it's done, and it's our only server so it saves me a lot of work if I can keep it like this. It's ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client Network Boot results in error 0x102

I've got a WDS 2012 and a DHCP Server 2012 running on the same subnet, but on different boxes. I have been deploying Windows 8.1 x64 without any issues to BIOS clients, using DHCP Options 66 and 67. ...
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Create websites from a csv file and folder permissions

I have a csv file that contains 10 different website configurations. I've created the script below to automate their creation. When I test the script, it runs succesfully, but I'm wondering if this ...
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Windows Server: Stopped Services - Logon Failure

I've installed SQL Server and Apache2.4 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I need assign an Active Directory user account (with privileges) to these services for a remote communication with other ...
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Legal hold for file servers

I am to build a new file server with Windows Server 2012R2. The edict being passed my way is basically to have the entire common share on legal hold, so as to retain all file changes. Is throwing a ...
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Can't connect to Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine in Red Hat 6

I have installed a WS2012R2 virtual machine using KVM on Red Hat, It has a bridge connection, Both (Host and Guest) have public IP addresses, both have internet access, both can ping any ip address or ...
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RD published apps not connecting to remote instance

I have configured RD components in one single server (for my poc) and I have done configuring 2 machines as session host. I have created a collection and in that RDP for a machine is published. When ...